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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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91%would recommend to a friend
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  • Pros mentioned:
    Screen
    Cons mentioned:
    Performance

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing screen / last gen performance

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The screen is the seller here, with bright and punchy colors and deep blacks. But the performance is the same or lower than last years laptops.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gaming laptop of 2025

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Amazing bright and vibrant mini led screen! For me this beautiful screen beats oled. The mini led provides outstanding blacks while the 1100 nits makes highlights pop. The RTX 4080 and i9 14th gen cpu provides the power needed to play AAA games at max settings. Pics provided are side by side of the Scar mini led 18 vs the razer 16 oled. You decide

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Battery life

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of the Best!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Phenomenal laptop! I picked up the 2023 model just a few weeks ago and ended up returning that to pick up this model. Honestly, the two models (13980HX and 14900HX) are not too different, maybe 2-3% increase on a few games/apps. Build-wise, this is just as sturdy as last year model, but with a slightly translucent body around the keyboard. If you like the biggest and best, this one is for you! It also comes with 32gb of ram rather than 16, and is clocked a little higher than last year's too. Adding an NVME drive or swapping RAM is also just as accessible as last year's model. Battery life away from the wall is basically non-existent, but not too surprised because it's really meant to be plugged in to get the most benefits. Even with GPU/CPU set to low/silent/eco, you're maybe looking at an hour - with a display that big, it's pretty power hungry.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable Powerhouse and Great Quality

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    As a dedicated gamer, i am happy to say that this purchase has got me set for a few years easy. The assembly is AMAZING, no issues with the keyboard, motherboard, display, nor Bluetooth or network issues to mention. The built in LED's are a conversation starter, along with the power and quality, this laptop (ASUS ROG BABAY!!!) is truly worth the price. You have amazing customization and can really personalize the ambiance of your system. Its an amazing feature, and I'm glad i have it. The monitor size makes it truly a desktop replacement in every sense of the phrase. The components are top-tier, and competitive. I have no problems running most games on ultra, or highest settings. Only down side is that you CANT RUN ANY GAMES WHATSOEVER WITHOUT YOUR POWER ADAPTER. The system will pretend to cooperate, open the app, and proceed to run at half speed, lost framerates, etc. on battery. So in short, you just cant game on the battery, period. But most gamers already know this. And when you decide to run the game and hit your hour plus mark or so, you have some serious heat coming out of the fans. Be advised, the air can get hot enough to mandate an underside fan, or additional accessories for temp control OF THE ROOM. I haven't had the system overheat yet, or trigger any internal safeguards, and i run the GPU at ULTIMATE most of the time. For example, an hour into HD2, and the office room gets a bit stuffy, and notably warmer, like 3-4 degrees. So make sure you have an open window. But the convenience is amazing, and you can move this thing anywhere. I have even hit the laptop around enough to wince a bit, and it took it fine, no chips, cuts, lost pixels, or component failure , but a mild scratch (BUT I HAVE NEVER DROPPED IT,. When i say hits, think hits when in non-cushioned bag over shoulder while exiting or entering car, or hitting walls when over shoulder)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Colors, Quiet

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Let The Games Begin

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great customer service! Quick delivery! It is all and more than I expected. It is so quiet and preforms awesome. The way the colors dance around it is an added bonus!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beast without Burden

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This unit is heavy, However it’s a beast the only one that may slay it is the MSI Titan but that cost 5200 dollars for the RTX4090 version, save yourself 800 dollars and get the 4080 Scar. It also has the Best screen on the planet that I know of. Playing Dragons Dogma 2 and looking at the sky it’s as if you’re looking at the real Sun. And in the dark images are spectacular, I own 2 Oled displays and it puts them to shame, with 2056 mini led array over 18 inches and 1100 nits, you will not be disappointed buy it BUY IT NOW.!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Fast, Powerful

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I am happy that i went with this laptop. It is fast and powerful. I would definitely recommend this laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best in class

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Best-in-class performance for a reasonable price i would love to see ASUS continue to offer an 18" with all of these features for a very long time

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best laptop

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The best product ever. No cons at all. It’s everything that I dream about.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice laptop

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Very high end laptop, only issue was charger got hot from extended use of playing games

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Build quality, Cpu speed, Temperature

    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible ! Runs very hot thermal throttling

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bought this labtop as reviews stated its a good fair price compared to similar labtops , build quality is very cheap , flex across entire system , biggest issue is it runs hot on performance and extreme profiles . Total CPU package reaches 100 , and GPU around 87 to 88 so it will thermal throttle . Not only that due to the heat it doesnt sustain its CPU speeds except for bursts . Stay away and if you have the money spend it on a titan or legion 9i !!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from ASUS Answers
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      Dear Diana,

      We sincerely apologize for the issues you've faced with the notebook and the inconvenience caused. This is not the kind of quality to expect from ASUS products and it's not the norm. All ASUS products undergo intensive quality control, testing, and inspections. What you've experienced was not intentional or representative of our brand. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and we strive to make every purchase enjoyable. Our goal is to ensure that our customers receive the best products and services when it comes to making their purchase decisions. Please allow us to make your experience with ASUS a better one.

      To troubleshoot the overheating issue described, we recommend following the steps in the FAQ below. Should the issue persist, please contact our support team at https://www.asus.com/us/support/CallUs to investigate the problem further or assistance with getting the device repaired.

      We stand behind our products and continuously strive to improve our products and processes to achieve customer service excellence. For more information, email us at customerloyalty@asus.com and include the case number "N2403022489-0001" as a reference. We will do our best to resolve your case quickly. Your feedback is very important to us and enables us to improve our support channels. Thank you for choosing ASUS.

      Best Regards,
      Chantae
      ASUS Customer Loyalty US Support

      https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1015064/ Asus

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Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about performance and screen. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
  • Laptop MagRating, 4 out of 5Rami Tabari on January 24, 2024

    Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) review: Scrapes success with a platinum knifeGreat where it counts, but is it really worth it?

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  • Tom's HardwareRating, 3.5 out of 5Charles Jefferies on January 12, 2024

    Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 (2024) review: Beautiful screen, but needs refinementAsus's massive ROG Strix Scar 18 now sports a beautiful Mini-LED screen, but a 720p webcam on a rig this pricey isn't right.

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